Philadelphia Mural Celebrating Influential African-American Artist Mysteriously Erased


A mural honoring one of Philadelphia’s most significant African-American artists was painted over, and it’s not clear who destroyed the piece of public art. The 2001 mural, painted by Eric Okdeh and Cavin Jones on a building at 2442 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, is called “A Tribute to Dox Thrash.” Interpreting Dox Thrash’s signature black-and-white style, created with his invented “carborundum mezzotint” technique, which allowed richer print tones, it depicted Thrash working in his studio. More

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